Programs & Projects Japan Forum Archive 2010 - Current
George R. Packard (United States-Japan Foundation), "Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan"
Ronald Toby (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), "Local Contact, Global Contexts, and the 'Seclusion' of Late 18th Century Japan: Climate, Fur Trade & Matsudaira Sadanobu"
Ken Ito (Univ. of Michigan), "The Validity of Interpretation in Meiji Literary Culture"
Lucia Dolce (U. of London), "In Amaterasu’s Likeness? Ritual Bodies, Secret Icons, and Buddhist Embriological Practices in Medieval Japan"
Ellis Kraus (UC San Diego), "Changing Japanese Politics: Causes and Consequences"
Marie Abe (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Resonances of Chindon-ya: Sound, Space, and Social Difference in Contemporary Japan"
Robert Goree (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Illustrated Gazetteers and the Utility of Escapist Fantasy in Early Modern Japan"
Terry Kawashima (Wesleyan), "Always More Than One: Doubles, Multiples, and Ubiquity in Shintoshu’s Suwa Shrine"
John Owen Haley (Vanderbilt), "The United States as Nation Builder: Assessing Experience in Occupied Japan (and Germany"
David Howell (Harvard), "Private Violence and Public Virtue in Tokugawa Japan"
Andrew L. Watsky (Princeton), "Useful, Excellent, Famed, and Named: Expectations of the Object in Sixteenth-century Japan"
Emer O'Dwyér (RI postdoctoral fellow), "North by Northeast: Towards a New History of 'Manchuria' and Modern Japan"
Michael Bourdaughs (Chicago), "Hearing Things: Natsume Soseki, William James, and the Vagaries of Possession"
Tomoko Kitagawa (Harvard), "Creativity in Question: Japanese Mathematical Arts in the 1620s"
Sabine Frühstück (UC Santa Barbara), "War Games: Childhood, Militarization and the Future of a Pacifist Japan"
Ekaterina Hertog (Oxford), "Successful and Sorry: How High Income Japanese Women Try to Attract Marriage Partners"
Thomas Looser (NYU), "The Architecture of Delinquency: Anime, Labor, and the New Urban Subject of Tokyo"
Karen Thornber (Harvard), "Green Paradoxes: Literature and Environmental Crises in China and Japan"
Yukio Lippit (Harvard), "Ito Jakuchu's Colorful Realm: Juxtaposition, Naturalism, and Ritual"
Panel: Recovery and Reconstruction in Japan: Harvard Reports from the Field with Yusuke Tsugawa (Boston-Japan Medical Relief Initiative & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Miho Mazereeuw (Harvard Graduate School of Design), Glenn Bogardus (Harvard College Class of '12 and RI summer intern), Jun Shepard (Harvard College Class of '12 and RI summer intern)
Matthew Fraleigh (Brandeis), "Figures of Reclusion: Reading Tao Yuanming in 19th century Japan"
Natsuko Tsujimura (Indiana), "Innovation and Language Change: A Case of Intransitivizing Construction in Japanese"
Eric G. Dinmore (RI postdoctoral fellow and Hampden-Sydney College), "Materials, Food, Populations, Environments: Diagnosing the 'Resources Problem' in Twentieth-Century Japan"
Eunmu Mun (RI postdoctoral fellow), "The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and the Institutionalization of Sex Segregation in Japan"
Christopher Callahan (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Eulogizing Shinran: Kakunyo and the Making of Shin Buddhism"
David Leheny (Princeton), "Hope as the New Normal: National Recovery Through the 3/11 Disaster"
Scott O'Bryan (Indiana), "The Air in the City: Heat Islands, Urban Climatology, and the Built Environment of Tokyo, 1900-2010"
Haruo Shirane (Columbia), "Japan of the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and Arts"
Diane Wei Lewis (RIJS postdoctoral fellow), "Broken City: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Non-Pure Film Aesthetics in 1920s Japan"
Shigehisa Kuriyama (Harvard), "The Geography of Ginseng and the Strange Alchemy of Needs"
Kerry Smith (Brown), "Explaining 'The Worst Conflagration in the History of the World': Science and the Great Kanto Earthquake"
Thomas LaMarre (McGill), "The Anime Screen: Towards a Media Ecology of Animation"
Edward Mack (U. of Washington), "Obscured by Nation: 'Japanese' Literature in Brazil"
Curtis J. Milhaupt (Columbia), "Executive Compensation's Parallel Universe: Evidence from Japan"
Andrew Gordon (Harvard), Kyle Parry (Harvard), and Eric Dinmore (RI postdoctoral fellow and Hampden-Sydney College), "Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Diasters"
Miyako Inoue (Stanford), "Law and Techne: The Stenographic Typewriter and Postwar Japanese Legal Reform in Japan"
Yoko Inoue (Brown), "The Transition to School: Social Class and Academic Socialization in Japan"
Takashi Fujitani (Toronto), "Empire, Emperor, and Race in Kobayashi Yoshinori's Manga World"
Janine T. Anderson Sawada (Brown), "The Economics of Prayer in Tokugawa Japan"
Joshua Fogel (York), "The Afterlife of a Material Object: The Mysterious Gold Seal of 57 C.E."
Andrew Gordon (Harvard), "The History of Yesterday: Japan from Lehman Shock to Compound Disaster"
Halle O'Neal (RI postdoctoral fellow), "A Puzzle of Word and Picture: Locating Meaning in the Japanese Jeweled-Stupa Mandalas"
Sarah Frederick (Boston Univ.), "Yoshiya Nobuko: A Japanese "Girl" at Home and "
Seiichi Makino (Princeton), "What will be Lost in Translation?"
Mette Holm, translator of IQ84 to Danish; Ika Kaminka, translator of IQ84 to Norwegian; and Anna Zielinska-Elliott, translator of 1Q84 to Polish, "Challenging the Hegemony of English: Translating Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 in Europe"
Franz Prichard (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Transmedia Critique and the Urban Revolution in 1960s and 70s Japanese Fiction, Film and Photographs"
Steven Wills (Nebraska Wesleyan University), "Fires and Fights: Urban Conflagration and Society in Nineteenth-Century Edo-Tokyo"
Stephanie DeBoer (Indiana Univ.), "Working Through China: Place, Scale, and Japan’s New Asian Film Co-Production"
Alexander Zahlten (Harvard), "Evil Twins Separated at Birth: Pink Film, Anime, and Industry-Text Interfaces in Film"
Arthur Thornhill (Univ. of Hawai'i), "One Man’s Opinion of Moonlight: Perceptual Inversion in Tsurayuki and Zeami"
Trent Maxey (Amherst) , "Politics and Religion in the Imperial Diet, 1890-1900"
Jeremy Yellen (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Into the Tiger's Den: The Birth of Japan's Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Drift to Pearl Harbor"
Patricia Steinhoff (Univ. of Hawai'i) , "Cheer Up! Japanese Studies is Alive and Well in the United States"
Chris Goto-Jones (Leiden), "Beyond the Samurai: Bushido as Philosophy of Death in Modern Japan"
Nick Kapur (RI postdoctoral fellow), "The 1960 Anpo Protests and the Collapse of Public Space in Postwar Japan"
Julian Dierkes (Univ. of British Columbia), "Japanese Education Markets: Resistance by Small Juku Operators"
Marc Steinberg (Concordia University), Japanese Digital Media Discourse and the Rise of Media "Contents"
Ron Richardson (Boston Univ.), Staged Play Reading: "KAMIOROSHI: THE DESCENT OF THE GODS
Molly Des Jardin (RI postdoctoral fellow), "Editing Identity: Social Memory, Archives, and Authorship in Japanese Anthologies"
Aaron Skabelund (Brigham Young University), "Can the Subaltern Bark? Dogs, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World"
Paul Christensen (Union College), "Suffering Sobriety: Alcoholism and Masculinity in Japan"
Susan Burns (Univ. Chicago), "Hybrid Institutions/Local Solutions: The Iwakura “Colony” and Academic Psychiatry in Japan"
Angus Lockyer (Univ. of London), "A Brief History of Japanese Golf"
Tomokazu Matsuyama (Contemporary Artist), "A World Citizen, Visualizing the Glocal (Global + Local) Condition"
Amanda Stinchecum (Independent Scholar), "Heritage Preservation and Tourism in Okinawa: Is There a Future for Private Ethnological Museums?"
Hiromu Nagahara (MIT), "The Soundscape of Total War: Popular Music in Wartime Japan"
Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash Univ.), "Banal Novelty of East Asian Media Culture"
James Robson (Harvard Univ.), "Meditation and Madness: Connections Between Japanese Buddhist Monasteries and Mental Hospitals"
Maren Ehlers (RI Postdoctoral Fellow and Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte), "Bakumatsu Benevolence: Social Welfare and Domain Reform in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
Samuel Morse (Amherst College), "From Temple Workshop to Urban Atelier: Buddhist Sculpture in Japan in the Tenth Century"
Mark Rowe (McMaster Univ.), "Thick Conversations: Toward a Dialogical Theory of Japanese Buddhism"
Leslie Helm(Author, Independent Scholar), "Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan"
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford Univ.), "Identity Grounded in Ordinary Life: Conversational Narratives of Older Japanese Women"
Nathaniel Smith (Univ. of Arizona), "Doubling Down on the Negative: Anti-anti Nukes, the Anti-anti Foreign, and Rightist Positivity in Post-3.11 Japan"
Jordan Sand (Georgetown Univ.), "Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects"
Ryan Cook (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "City of Screens: Cinematic Topography of Postwar Tokyo"
John Nathan (UC Santa Barbara), "Japanese Impressionism and Jamesian Precisions: Contending with Natsume Soseki's Meian (Light and Dark)"
Ian Miller (Harvard Univ.), "The Electric Modern: Tokyo in the Age of Global Energy"
William Coaldrake (Univ. of Tokyo), "The Way of the Carpenter: Tools and Japanese Architecture"
Miki Kaneda (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "The Everyday as Score: Intermedia Art in Postwar Japan"
Michele Mason (Univ. of Maryland), "Novel Ways of Rewriting Colonial Hokkaido: Ikezawa Natsuki’s A Quiet Land"
Kenji Kushida (Stanford Univ.), "The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ): Leadership, Structures, and Information Challenges During the Crisis"
Reinier Hesselink (Univ. of Northern Iowa), "Crucifixions Revisited: The Legacy of Hideyoshi's Tableau Mourant"
Peter Kornicki (Univ. of Cambridge), "Leeches, Prohibited Foods, and Suspicious Deaths: Vernacular Knowledge in Pre-modern Japan"
Tessa Morris-Suzuki (Australian National Univ.), "Touching the Grass: Citizen Science in Fukushima"
David Lurie (Columbia University), "The Politics of Jealousy in Early Japanese Literature"
Dennis Washburn (Dartmouth College), "Another’s Speech in Another’s Language: Translation as Possession in The Tale of Genji
Akiko Walley (RI Postdoctoral Fellow and Univ. of Oregon.), "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Mechanism of Salvation in 7th-8th Century Japanese Buddhist Reliquaries"
William Johnston (Harvard Univ./Wesleyan Univ.), "Cholera and the Shaping of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
Joshua Frydman (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "Lost Palaces and Legendary Emperors: Naniwa in the Early Japanese Imagination"
Reginald Jackson (Univ. Chicago), "Homosocial Intimacy and the Queer Texture of Mourning in The Tale of Genji Scrolls"
Torquil Duthie (UCLA), "Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan"
Patricia Boling (Purdue Univ.), "Work-Family Policies in Japan: Varied Responses to Low Fertility"
Noemie Godefroy (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), "The Count who cried ‘Wolf!’: Benyowsky’s Warning and the Japanese Discovery of Russia"
Richard J. Samuels (MIT), Keigo Komamura (Keio Univ), Sheila Smith (Council on Foreign Relations) "Panel: Strategic Dilemmas: Constitutional Revision and Japanese Politics"
Edith Sarra (Indiana Univ.), "Architects of Wishful Thinking: Genji, His Women, and the Poetics of Heian Polygyny"
Andrew Levidis (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), The Conservatism of Japanese Radicals: Kishi Nobusuke, Kanokogi Kazunobu and the Prewar Right Wing
Morgan Pitelka (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Hunting for Power: Falconry and the Sixteenth-Century Unification of Japan
Lee Pennington (United States Naval Academy), Realigning Hirohito's Broken Limbs: Wounded Servicemen and Wartime Japanese Society
Joanna Sturiano (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), How to Be a 'Perfect Left-Wing Lady'; Hirabayashi Taiko & Miyamoto Yuriko on Literature, Politics, and Gender in Prewar Japan
Takayuki Tatsumi (Keio University), Transnational Black Humor: Somewhere between 9.11 and 3.11
Adrian Favell (Sciences Po), The 1990s Tokyo Art Scene: From Simulationism to Social Ar
Simon Partner (Duke University), Small Town, Big Dreams: Yokohama Merchants in the 1860s
Thomas Pellard (National Center for Scientific Research, France), The Ryukyuan languages: A Window on the History of the Japanese Archipelago
Helen Hardacre (Harvard), Current Debate on Constitutional Revision in Japan
David Desser, (Univ. of Illinois), Superstar Misora Hibari: Gender Impersonation, Stardom, and Postwar Japanese Culture
Akihiro Shibayama (Tohoku University) & Sébastien Penmellen Boret (Tohoku University), Using the Japan Disasters Digital Archive in the Classroom: Opportunities for Collaboration with Tohoku University"
William C. Hedberg (Arizona State Univ.), Embracing the Marginal: Translation, National Identity, and Chinese Fiction in Early Modern Japan
Ethan Bushelle, (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), The Afterlife of the Female Author: Genji Offerings and the Canonization of Murasaki Shikibu in Late Heian Japan
Gabriele Koch (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), Producing Iyashi: Healing and Labor in Tokyo's Sex Industry
William Fleming (Yale), Japanese Students Abroad and the Dawn of Japanese Studies in the United States
Tristan Grunow (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), Cultured Streets" and "Civilized Cities": Japanese Colonial Expansion and Urban Development in Tokyo, Taipei, and Seoul
Joseph Hankins (UC San Diego), Of Sympathy and Solidarity: Japanese Buraku, South Asian Dalit, and Grassroots Politics across National Boundaries
Jay Rubin (Harvard), Book Talk: Cats, Vanishing Women, and The Sun Gods
Brett Walker (Harvard/Montana State), Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan's Modern World
Jonathan Abel (Penn State), Critical Digital Humanism and Japanese Twitterature after 3/11
Michelle Damian (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), A Geospatial Analysis of Maritime Trade in Medieval Japan
Barbara Ambros (UNC Chapel Hill), Rite of Their Own: Japanese Buddhist Nuns and the Anan kōshiki
Robert Hellyer (Wake Forest), Tea and Meiji Japan: A Transpacific History
Satsuki Takahashi (UMichigan Ann Arbor/George Mason), Kyle Parry (Harvard), Andrew Littlejohn (Harvard), Panel: 3/11 Five Years Later: The Earthquake | Tsunami | Nuclear Meltdown in Japan: Research Borne from the March 11, 2011 Triple Disasters in Japan.
David Slater (Sophia), Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post-3/11 Japan
Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice), (Numeral) classifiers and nominalization in Japanese and World Languages
Joshua Fogel (York), Friendship in a Time of War: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō
David Slater (Sophia), Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post-3/11 Japan
Ryo Morimoto (RI Postdoctoral Fellow), Nuclear Ghosts: Contamination and Containment in Post-3/11 Coastal Fukushima